Advance is a 3 year journey of sacrificial giving. By making this sacrifice together, LifePoint Church will be able to REMODEL our children's and student ministry facilities as well as REMOVE portions of the building debt. These two initiatives will allow us to continue our mission of making it impossible to live or die without Jesus.
These are great days! Together, we are seeing first time guests attend our weekend gatherings, people accepting Jesus as their Savior and taking their next step in baptism. More people are participating in LifeGroups than ever before in the history of our church. Stephanie and I are so proud of you and are excited to see all that God is doing through LifePoint Church.
As your pastor, I have a strong passion for us to partner together here in the New Tampa/Wesley Chapel area to ADVANCE the message of Jesus to the people who live, work, and play in our community. This message is one of hope, healing, and forgiveness.
I am inviting you to join us in a 3 year journey of supernatural living and sacrificial giving. Each one of us has been designed by God to live our life for Him and to experience His plan, which is beyond our wildest imagination. Read and pray through this brochure with the intent of asking God “What do you want me to do?” Together, we will see God accomplish something incredible.
Blessed to be a Blessing,
BRAD & STEPHANIE
We can capture this incredible opportunity by everyone participating in a 3 year supernatural journey of sacrificial living and giving. If everyone asks God, and gives what He wants them
to sacrificially give over a 3 year period, we are confident that we will ADVANCE our mission of Making it impossible to live or die without Jesus.
PRAY This is a 3 year supernatural journey of sacrificial living and giving. Begin by asking God what He wants you to give. Allow this to be a supernatural sacrifice born out of your time with God.
PREPARE Prepare your heart for this supernatural journey of sacrificial living and giving. Any journey this big will challenge you. You are taking a bold leap of faith in your life and God will give you the strength you need to fulfill your commitment!
40 DAY PRAYER GUIDE
PARTICIPATE February 25/26, bring your 3 year commitment. March 4/5, bring your first gift.
BIG BLAST STUDIOS We have outgrown our current nursery space and need to expand the size of the room, install a restroom and changing room and make some equipment upgrades.
STUDENT MINISTRY Our 4th & 5th grade students need their own worship space with equipment designed to help them learn, grow and take next steps. Our Middle School and High School space needs to be updated with new carpet, sound & lighting and a new restroom.
AIR CONDITIONING The AC Units for this building are over 20 years old and need to be replaced within the next three years.
DEBT RETIREMENT We currently owe $8.2 million dollars and we would like to retire $2 million dollars over the next three years.
AS OF 06/21/2018
What is Advance?
Advance is a 3 year journey of sacrificial giving. By making this sacrifice together, LifePoint Church will be able to Remodel our children and student ministry facilities as well as Remove portions of the building debt. These two initiatives will allow us to continue to Making it impossible to live or die without Jesus.
How is this different from my tithe?
LifePoint’s vision is to Making it impossible to live or die without Jesus, so please continue to bring your tithe in addition to the ADVANCE gift God leads you to give. When there is an exciting opportunity like this, God asks us to go above and beyond the tithe, which is the minimum worship requirement.
In the Bible, there are times when God’s people came together to give above and beyond their faithful giving to the local church. This is a great example of sacrificial giving.
What is the tithe?
A tithe—which just means “tenth” is defined as the first 10% of a person’s income that is to be given back to the local church. When we tithe, we are expressing worship in a tangible way by putting God first in our lives. It is an opportunity for us to give God our thanks and show God we trust Him… all while allowing us to be a part of spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ!
If I don't tithe right now, should I tithe or give towards Advance?
We encourage you to being tithing first. Tithing is the first step in fully trusting God in the area of your finances. As tithing becomes a consistent part of your life, begin praying for God to show you how to begin giving sacrificially above and beyond your tithe.
If I miss Commitment Sunday or the Sunday to bring my first gift, can I still participate?
Yes! You can pick up a commitment card at any weekend gathering starting February 11/12 or at the church office during the week. You can also submit your Commitment Card or GIVE anytime online.
I have stocks, real estate, or other items of value that I would like to contribute. How do I give these items?
Contact the Advance team directly at 813-907-9818 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.